Red Dragon To Be Auctioned — Guess How Much?

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Yes, we are talking about the very same car once belonged to Dudley Folland, a Welsh racer, who remodelled a 1936 Aston Martin Speed and placed a Welsh dragon on it. Thus. the car is called Red Dragon.

Mr Folland bought the car just after world war two and he remodelled the body work to resemble the Aston to look and feel like a successful Ferrari of the early period. He made this change after he was beaten by a Ferrari in a 12-hour race held in Paris and a 24-hour event in Spa.

The car still has the Welsh Red Dragon symbol and for many, it is the ultimate Aston Martin Ulster. For many years, the car had many owners and it did race in several races. The Red Dragon is set to go on sale this December at the Goodwood Revival Auction. The organisers expect it to go for £1.6 million.

Mr John Polson, Bonhams motoring specialist, told: "Folland chose 'Red Dragon' because it was the most competitive British built car available in the early years after the war."

Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK Motoring Director, said: "This is an incredibly historic Aston Martin. Having competed in so many of the most renowned great sports car races of the 1930s and 1940s, it is regarded as the ultimate ‘Ulster' Aston Martin and its provenance, including Dick Seaman, Eddie Hertzberger and Dudley Folland, is impeccable."

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Story first published: Monday, September 12, 2016, 13:41 [IST]
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